Best/Favorite Movies

By Sean Fenlon on August 14, 2010

Earlier today, during a DoublePositive pizza lunch, I asked my fellow lunch-mates to name their favorite movie.

Wait. “Favorite” or “Best” they asked.

Good question.

Here’s my best/favorite list of all time:

  1. The Wizard of Oz
  2. West Side Story
  3. The Sound of Music
  4. Star Wars
  5. Empire Strikes Back
  6. Amadeus
  7. Back to the Future
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  9. Rocky
  10. The Karate Kid
  11. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  12. Caddyshack
  13. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  14. Jackass 2 The Movie
  15. Borat
  16. The Holy Grail (Monty Python)
  17. Goodfellas
  18. Dumb & Dumber
  19. Jerry Maguire
  20. The Great Escape

Honorable Mentions

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Memento
  3. Exorcist (not a “favorite” in the classic sense but always in awe)
  4. Exit Through the Gift Shop (still in theaters)
  5. Blade Runner
  6. Ghostbusters
  7. Fight Club
  8. Rain Man
  9. Raising Arizona
  10. V is for Vendetta

I was curious to scrub my subjective picks against a more objective source. I decided to use the American Film Institute’s Top 100 list as the objective source:’s_100_Years.100_Movies

But I completely disagree with their Top 5 films of all time.

I just checked my theory with Google Insights. It appears I’m right. :-)



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